Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 History
Nic Galway, Global Design VP of Adidas, wanted to create a new shoe out of something already within the Adidas’ repository of vintage shoes. He searched the archives and chose the Tubular, so named because of the outsole’s design which looks like car tire tubes. Adidas initially released the Tubular as a basketball trainer in the 80s but it never quite took off.
Galway and his team took the Tubular’s sole and worked on making a shoe that would be instantly recognizable based on its outline, spending hours and hours working with lasts. They added heel details reminiscent of the ZX Flux as well as welded overlays to the upper. The first Tubulars released in 2014.
Since its debut, the Tubular has seen many variations, making it one of Adidas’ most versatile line. The line includes high-cut Tubulars such as Tubular Doom, which combine sock and trainer for a distinctive silhouette; mid top Tubulars like the Tubular Defiant (a slim-silhouetted shoe with sharp edges), and the Tubular Radial (has a high tongue and sock-like construction); and low top Tubulars like the Tubular Viral which feature an elastic strap across the forefoot, debossed leather heel, and stretch mesh fabric.
The Tubular Viral 2.0 did away with the Tubular Viral’s forefoot’s elastic strap and the diamond pattern at the heel. The shoe also utilized a lightweight matte mesh upper.
Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 Style
Pair the Adidas Tubular Viral 2.0 with a tank top and leggings for your gym workout or with rolled jeans, a slim or fitted top, and a sharp jacket for casual Fridays.
Fit & Sizing
The Tubular Viral 2.0 is an exclusive-for-women model. Sizes available range from 5 to 11. The shoe has welded quarter overlays which give the shoe a more supportive and snug feel.
The distinctive and streamlined silhouette sets the Tubular Viral apart from other footwear along with the iconic Tubular sole.
- Heel strap features the Adidas logo.
- The midsole is made of EVA material for lightweight cushioning comfort.
- It contains a mesh lining for breathability, EVA outsole, and welded quarter overlays.
- Available in five colorways: Ice Pink, Linen Green, Black, White, and Utility Black